Established in 2018, OCBC is committed to prioritizing the needs of children in Ohio’s state policy and budget decisions through their advocacy of child-focused recommendations for Governor DeWine and the 134th General Assembly as they deliberate on how to effectively invest in Ohio’s children, families, and future.
Learn more about the Ohio Children's Budget Coalition's shared values and goals toward creating a vision of whole child wellbeing in Ohio:
Groundwork advances quality early learning and development as the most transformative strategy to improve school outcomes, increase the life-long success of Ohio’s children, and lay a strong foundation for economic prosperity in Ohio.
The Children’s Defense Fund Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.
Public Children Services Association of Ohio is a membership-driven association of Ohio’s county Public Children Services Agencies that advocates for and promotes child protection program excellence and sound public policy for safe children, stable families, and supportive communities.
OLFKC is a collection of organizations and individuals who share a deep and urgent concern about the potentially life-long harm caused by lead poisoning and the future well-being of our state. We work collaboratively toward a meaningful public commitment and investment to ensure all Ohio children are safe from lead in their homes and communities.
Through its mission, the Ohio Children’s Alliance, Inc. applies the collective strength of its members to sustainably improve the provision of services to children, young adults, and families through policy advocacy, performance improvement, and member support.
The Ohio Poverty Law Center advocates for policies to reduce poverty and increase access to opportunities and justice for all Ohioans. From improving access to health care to removing barriers to employment, we focus on changing and addressing systems and policies that keep people in poverty.
COHHIO is a coalition of organizations and individuals committed to ending homelessness and to promoting decent, safe, fair, affordable housing for all, with a focus on assisting low-income and special needs populations.
Council for a Strong America engages law enforcement, military, business, faith and sports leaders who promote evidence-based policies and programs that enable kids to be healthy, well-educated and prepared for productive lives.
The Ohio Federation of Teachers is a union of professionals that champions the social and economic well-being of our members, Ohio's children, families, working people and communities. Our vision is that all citizens have access to the high quality public education and public services they need to develop their full potential.
The Juvenile Justice Coalition (JJC) is a non-profit organization that focuses on improving Ohio’s juvenile justice system – from prevention through youth in adult court – for youth, families, and communities.
The Center for Community Solutions provides strategic leadership and organizes community resources to improve health, social, and economic conditions through applied demographic research, nonpartisan policy analysis and advocacy, and communication.
OEA represents more than 125,000 teachers, faculty members and support professionals who work in Ohio’s schools, colleges, and universities to help improve public education and the lives of Ohio’s children. OEA members provide a wide range of professional education services in communities throughout the state.
Formed in 2015 and convened by Innovation Ohio Education Fund, we bring together more than 30 organizations to work collaboratively to advocate for public policies that build economic opportunity for women and families. We are united by a shared vision for Ohio in which all women – particularly women of color and other marginalized women – have the resources to thrive and opportunity to lead economically secure, safe, and healthy lives.
The Appalachian Children Coalition's mission is to improve the health and well-being of our region's children. Through collective advocacy and strategic investments, we aim for a future where every child has access to the care that they require at home, in school, and in their communities.
Buckeye Hills Regional Council is a council of governments dedicated to improving the lives of residents in southeast Ohio.
By working collaboratively with elected officials across Athens, Hocking, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Noble, Perry, and Washington counties, we grow strong communities through our five divisions: Aging & Disability, Community Development, Mapping & Data, Population Health, and Transportation Planning.
PRE4CLE is a plan to ensure all 3- and 4-year-old children in Cleveland have access to a high-quality preschool . Through connecting families with high-quality, affordable preschool education opportunities, PRE4CLE provides a gateway for Cleveland’s children to start strong and Cleveland communities to prosper.
First Year Cleveland (FYC) is a community movement dedicated to reversing this trend and helping all babies celebrate their first birthdays. We are focused on our mission of mobilizing the community through partnerships and a unified strategy to reduce infant deaths and racial disparities.
The Ohio Head Start Association is a professional membership organization committed to high quality services for the most vulnerable children and families and foster positive change in our early childhood endeavors at the local, state and national levels.